Welcome to Fermilab Natural Areas

What's New:


Robert Betz Summer Internship

Assist in habitat management at Fermilab (more details and how to apply)


FNA Annual Meeting

21 March 2018, 7:00 pm at the Kuhn Barn (directions)


We are honored to have as our speaker Mr. Stephen Packard, formerly Director of Science and Stewardship for the Illinois Nature Conservancy (1983-1999) and Founding Director of Audubon Chicago Region (1999-2014). Stephen was a longtime friend of Dr. Betz who started the Fermilab prairie project. All welcome.


Stewardship Saturdays: 9:00 am - noon (November to May)

Volunteer with our stewards for a winter woodland workday.


Upcoming workdays: 3-Feb-2018, 17-Feb-2018, 3-Mar-2018, 17-Mar-2018

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The Fermilab Natural Areas organization, formed in 2006, is a not for profit, all volunteer network dedicated to restoring, managing and enhancing the natural areas and resources of Fermilab in order to maintain and improve their ecological health and biodiversity.  We do not receive funding from Fermilab or the federal government and depend on membership, donations and grants to fund our operations. Throughout the year, we conduct work events where volunteers come together to participate in organized restoration projects. We welcome all volunteers, donations and memberships to FNA.


We aim to conserve, restore and study the natural areas within Fermilab while encouraging employees and neighbors to experience and enjoy Fermilab’s natural beauty.


Our vision is to see that Fermilab’s natural areas and ecosystems are rich in biodiversity, that conservation and restoration are sustainable activities, that Fermilab is a regional leader in natural areas research and that the people of the surrounding communities consider the enjoyment of our open spaces to be a valuable contributor to a high quality of life.


Latest Newsletter (Feb 2018)


Fermilab Natural Areas Report (2008-2016)


Fermilab Natural Areas

P. O. Box 500, MS 444

Batavia, Illinois 60510